The Indianapolis Hiking Club
The Indianapolis Hiking Club has been in operation since 1957. The club sponsors 2,000 hikes a year with over 600 members. The club often hikes in the Indiana State Parks, State Forests, the Hoosier National Forest, Knobstone Trail and other wildlife refuges and rural communities. The club also has a social climate, sponsoring a Christmas party, summer picnic and up to five other club gatherings throughout the year.
Sierra Club -- Hoosier Chapter
The Sierra Club is an environmental organization that works to protect communities, wild places and the planet. The club's mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. The Indiana Sierra Club, also known as the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club, has scheduled outings to accomplish the exploring and enjoying part of their mission including the Dunelands Hike-a-Month Club, hiking in a different Indiana location every month. The Heartlands Group has a weekly hike every Thursday that meets at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion.
Central Indiana Wilderness Club
The Central Indiana Wilderness Club is a volunteer club that organizes and provides backpacking, hiking and other wilderness adventures for its members. Trip destinations range from local, central Indiana to out-of-state trips as far away as the Grand Canyon. There are trips for novice hikers and veterans. Prices in 2010 range from $23 to $500 and include transportation, use of the club's cooking utensils and stoves, club water filters and park entrance fees. The club provides kids day hikes, picnics and bimonthly meetings. Meetings are held at the Holliday Park Nature Center and include a guest speaker that lectures on an outdoor topic. The club relies on volunteer leadership and offers additional outdoor education classes for its members such as Trip Leader Training and GPS Navigation.
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